Are you looking for something for the children to do over the summer holidays? Why not book them onto one of our courses?
Nemo’s Watersports Adventures (5–7 years)
Safety and quality of instruction are, as always, a priority and our instructors are chosen for their ability to work with the appropriate age group. To help make sessions as stress-free and enjoyable as possible we ask that a responsible adult remains on site for the duration of the activity (we advise there is a maximum of two children per adult). Adults do not have to be able to swim 10 metres, participants require water confidence.
Adults may be encouraged to join in parts of the session, helping with boat rigging, launching and recovery or exploring the lake in power-boats, sailing boats and katakanus (twin-hulled extremely stable canoes). A fun opportunity for youngsters to try out these activities in a safe and reassuring environment.
29 July – 2 August
10.00am–12.00pm or 2.00pm-4.00pm
1 day: £25
5 days: £100 (buy 5 days for the price of 4)
If the responsible adult wishes to get involved in the session there is no extra charge.
5–7 years (year 1–year 3) – must be in full-time education.
Day 1: Sailing with parents
This session allows children and adults to sail together in a Drascombe Longboat, where the instructor will be in the boat with you.
Day 2: Bell Boating or Katakanuing
An exciting adventure exploring HOAC’s varied wildlife around the lake whilst completing an ‘I-spy’ sheet. We encourage adults to come along, helping the instructor control their rowdy crew!
Day 3: Intro to Sailing
This session introduces complete beginners to sailing with activities that are easy to understand and specially tailored for younger children.
Day 4: Pond dipping
Grab your nets and go hunting in HOAC’s pond for wildlife before heading back into the labs to investigate your catch under the microscopes. You will also get a chance to travel in our large powerboat looking out for birds and trawling for bugs.
Day 5: Pirates
Prepare yourselves for adventure as we explore further from shore using a variety of boats to hunt for treasure. This session will involve a journey to one of our floating islands were we will stop for a snack before continuing our journey.
The activities can be booked as individual days. We highly recommend booking the whole week, to get the most out of the activities.